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  • J.G. Ballard dies at 78; British science fiction writer

    J.G. Ballard dies at 78; British science fiction writer
    J.G. Ballard, one of the most inventive of the new wave of British science fiction writers to emerge in the 1960s who was best known for the autobiographical novel "Empire of the Sun," died Sunday, his agent said. He was 78. He had been ill "for...
  • Shi Pei Pu dies at 70; Chinese opera singer inspired M. Butterfly

    Shi Pei Pu dies at 70; Chinese opera singer inspired M. Butterfly
    Shi Pei Pu, a Chinese operatic soprano who along with his French lover was convicted of espionage and whose complicated affair inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway play "M. Butterfly" and the movie of the same title, has died. He was 70. Shi died...
  • Off-kilter is still Jeremy Irons' calling

    Off-kilter is still Jeremy Irons' calling
    In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem." That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...
  • Toronto touts prestige pics

    Toronto touts prestige pics
    The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a lineup of prestigious films on Wednesday bound to attract awards and critical attention. The festival's 32nd annual slate includes 349 films from 55 countries. Among the highlights is the world premiere...
  • Tom Cruise Will Join 'The Matarese Circle'

    Tom Cruise couldn't kill Hitler, but now he'll be taking on another evil conspiracy. Cruise will join Denzel Washington for the David Cronenberg thriller "The Matarese Circle," according to Variety. The plot follows the two as rival secret agents who...
  • Horror of horrors: Did the wrong kind of people like 'Splice'?

     
    Judging from the drubbing that "Splice" took at the box office over the weekend, with the film making a woeful $7.3 million, it's pretty obvious that the kiss of death for a horror film is to get a huge sheaf......
  • David Cronenberg Circles Denzel Washington Thriller

    David Cronenberg is in negotiations to direct "The Matarese Circle," a thriller set to star Denzel Washington. The MGM production is based on a 1979 spy novel by Robert Ludlum and would mark the latest zig (or zag) in Cronenberg's zig-zagging directorial...
  • Steve Allen Theater (of the absurd)

    Steve Allen Theater (of the absurd)
    ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face." The man is silent. Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything." Man: "I voted absentee last year?" Woman:...
  • Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien to return to the air Jan. 2

    Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien to return to the air Jan. 2
    On a day when NBC's Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien dealt a blow to striking film and television writers by announcing that they would cross the picket line to go back on the air -- and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel prepared to do the same -- the Writers Guild of America...
  • DVD Review: 'Eastern Promises'

    DVD Review: 'Eastern Promises'
    "I seem to be drawn to kind of enclosed, hermetically sealed subcultures," David Cronenberg explains on one of the bonus features accompanying the DVD release of "Eastern Promises." In "Eastern Promises," Cronenberg uses the ever-reliable Anna as his...
  • 'Cloverfield's' Monster Concept

    'Cloverfield's' Monster Concept
    When the unusual teaser trailer for "Cloverfield" first appeared unexpectedly before last summer's blockbuster "Transformers," it set off a wave of interest verging on hysteria. The clip featured what looked like home-video footage of a New York City...
  • Starz Align for 'Crash' Series

    The movie "Crash" -- no, not the David Cronenberg one -- is set to become a small screen series. The Oscar-winning best picture will be Starz' first original drama series, returning much of the film's behind-the-scenes talent, including director, co-...